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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

by Eimear McBride

Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize for 2013 and of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for 2014.

Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, to read A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation. Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny - and alarming. It is a book you will never forget.

224 pages.

Main Edition

ISBN: 9780571317165

€ 12.50 

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Date of Publication: 10/04/2014

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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing also appears in these Categories:

Irish Fiction

Women's Prize for Fiction